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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By Sapote
Front windshield cracked replacement source in So Cal

For those who donít want to pay $$$$ for OEM windshield glass with BMW logo, I highly recommend this shop
http://caglass.net/

I just have my 2000 232i wagon windshield replaced this morning with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Sapote
Do the test: substitute the real pretensioner...

Do the test: substitute the real pretensioner with a 2 ohms resistor. If it fixes the code then it's pretensioner. If not then perform works on reducing the wiring harness , continue up stream toward...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 73,763
Posted By Sapote
All of the posts about air bag light related to...

All of the posts about air bag light related to seatbelt pretensioner are the driver side pretensioner; what about the passenger side pretensioner -- do they have the same resistance issue triggering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
Interesting. All of the PC power supplies have...

Interesting. All of the PC power supplies have used brushless cooling fans, and I mean low cost products here, while the expensive and automotive grade cooling fans are old technology brush type?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
Are these fans brushless motor?

Are these fans brushless motor?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,038
Posted By Sapote
"Measured the motor resistance. The one I have...

"Measured the motor resistance. The one I have has aprox. 0.3 ohms => at 12V current would be 40A.
The one for 318 has a resistance of 0.8 ohms. => at 12V the current would be 18A. "

How did you...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 07-21-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,270
Posted By Sapote
We never abuse it, but I can't say never missed...

We never abuse it, but I can't say never missed oil/filter change. I'm flexible on this, +/- 6months.

My original head was cracked -- wife didn't tighten the ET cap --> overheated and hydraulock...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
"OP - your electric fan is not functioning on all...

"OP - your electric fan is not functioning on all speeds. It might be functioning in the higher ranges 70-90% but it would appear that the mid range speeds are not kicking in. This is typically a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
"I'm also a little confused because a) if the ac...

"I'm also a little confused because a) if the ac is supposed to tell the electric fan to turn on (in combination with the temperature), but the mechanic is saying that the fan is turning off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
"I had a chance to talk more in detail with the...

"I had a chance to talk more in detail with the mechanic today. He mentioned that the DME is telling the electric fan to turn on, but it is not able to sustain the signal, so the fan turns off. "
...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 07-20-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,270
Posted By Sapote
2000 323i wagon. 120K miles with ZERO oil added...

2000 323i wagon. 120K miles with ZERO oil added between oil changes of 10K miles interval. I think I have a lucky engine because zero oil added is very rare. No?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
"I usually turn off the AC and crank up the heat...

"I usually turn off the AC and crank up the heat as soon as I see the needle move past the mid marker."

Why you didn't declare this before in the same post? If you didn't do this, do you think the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 204,565
Posted By Sapote
One more note: The pretensioner cable harness was...

One more note: The pretensioner cable harness was designed to have the two terminals of the igniter shorted out whenever the yellow connector was disconnected. This is to ensure the two wires have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
"What's interesting is that it would overheat and...

"What's interesting is that it would overheat and go to the 3/4th mark and then go back down again within a minute or so. "

This is very interesting piece of data that no one had touched on. This...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sapote
DON'T DO THIS, or risk breaking a plastic fan...

DON'T DO THIS, or risk breaking a plastic fan blade!!!!

Instead turn the engine off and rotate the fan by hand and feel the resistance of the viscous friction as compare to when engine is cool.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 204,565
Posted By Sapote
I found this photo at Pelican website about...

I found this photo at Pelican website about removing the pretensioner connector.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 204,565
Posted By Sapote
P.S. To be extra safe, I should had shorted...

P.S.

To be extra safe, I should had shorted out the two pins (connected to the igniter black wires) with a test clip/wire to make sure there was no potential voltage between those two igniter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 73,763
Posted By Sapote
This link has more answers to the problem. ...

This link has more answers to the problem.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=565806&page=6

Sapote
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 204,565
Posted By Sapote
I just finished the improvement on reducing the...

I just finished the improvement on reducing the resistance of the seat belt Pretensioner igniter circuit.

first 2 photos showing the connector and the pulled out 2 pins which were connected to the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-17-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 204,565
Posted By Sapote
As for the seat-belt pretensioner triggered the...

As for the seat-belt pretensioner triggered the air-bag light, it's obvious that the root cause was caused by high resistance in the wire or connector/harness. Why not just cut off those twisted 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By Sapote
Thanks again, Dslboomer for the link. So the...

Thanks again, Dslboomer for the link. So the diode works as a high voltage rectifier, not a Zener as I first thought. The diode is to prevent a spark during the primary winding is being charged (yes,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Sapote
"Again, not sure your purpose for all of this,...

"Again, not sure your purpose for all of this, even if it is for the purpose of dealing with older cars, most of this information is irrelevant because even with classic cars, most people will either...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Sapote
1) "Ignition coils have been split into 2 parts...

1) "Ignition coils have been split into 2 parts for years, EVEN if there is a common connection between the primary and secondary windings."

Do you mean before that the very early ones only have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By Sapote
"you can not use resistance measurement to check...

"you can not use resistance measurement to check circuit because a high voltage diode (to suppress pre-spark) is in between them. "

Dslboomer, many thanks for this information. Is there any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Sapote
What's All This Secondary Ignition, Anyhow????

As Jfoj had suggested, I create this thread to discuss about Secondary Ignition, as he called it. The intention of this post is to give more clarity on the subject, the ignition coil, for other...
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